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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Mar 11, 2011 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: how's this venue

Hello once again, I've been interested in venues both I've been to and not.Red Rocks I have heard so many good things about so that would be top on the list. What I'm most interested in is Bill Grahams' Shore Line Ampetheater. I left the west coast in 81 and and the place wasn't even a dream then.The big DOG shows were ok for a while if you liked 70,000 people ,Winterland was gone and the only veues were the Kaiser Center, Oakland Arena,City Civic Center, and the ocassional theater then the assorted clubs like the Old Waldorf or the Keystones. I heard Bill tried a club calling it Wolfgangs but I was gone already. So back to Shorline, how was it, sound wise, line of sight and security. All good shows, and it seems Bill Graham Presensents,aftet his death sold it SFX/CLEARCHANNEL

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 13, 2011 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how's this venue

Unless you were at the very top of the hill the sound was very good. Also... I was never so cold in my days in california then the 2 times I was at the top of the hill for a GD and DMB show. Couldn't feel my feet after a while. Venue itself was great.

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 13, 2011 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how's this venue

I don’t know what it is like today, but back when I saw shows there the sound or the temperature weren’t the only considerations – the occasional wafting of methane from the landfill could be an unpleasant surprise!

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Poster: hasher Date: Mar 12, 2011 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how's this venue

I would say the sound varies by location. The more expensive seats up front are much better for sound than on some spots on the lawn.

The fact that it used to be a garbage dump is interesting. I've heard stories about when people would smoke on the lawn fireballs would be created when underground gas escaping gets ignited. Never heard about anyone getting seriously hurt from it. I think it happens less now than it used to.

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Poster: wineland Date: Mar 11, 2011 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how's this venue

I always had a good time at Shoreline. Good views down below if you want to have assigned seating, probably costly now. We never did but chose to be about a 1/4 of the way up. Even when I hung at the top it was fine. Go early and stake out a spot for your crew. It is a fun venue. The Shakedown Street and pavilion was good too. The Boys always seemed to feel loose and at home there. If you are buying tickets to the upcoming shows, I would get both, too many times that one was ok and the next night was ON, or vice versa.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Mar 11, 2011 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how's this venue

It was a garbage dump which Bill Graham turned into a very nice Amphitheatre. Good sound, good food.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Mar 12, 2011 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how's this venue

This place sounds very much like he PNC ARTS Center in Homdel N.J.At first it had all the summer tours every other pavillion and outside venue had . It had ampitheater type seating w/ the better seats covered,and the sound was great, I personally saw Santanna, SRV,Crosby,stils and Nash, Steve miller and many others. Some years back they enlarged the place where the feel was not the same and lawn seats were alot of cash so I haven't been back in a long time. I'm old and crusty now and like nice up front reserved seats.No dudes in cowboy hats and that one guy who whistles at frquencys that drives dogs and me nuts. GO whistle out in the parking lot.....LW

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